Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

What’s New at Meals on Wheels People

What’s New at Meals on Wheels People

  • Tuesday
    January 30, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Suzanne Washington

General overview of what we do, our current strategic plan and where we are headed, along with some new innovative projects we are working on.


Suzanne Washington has served as the Executive Director for Meals on Wheels People since 2014. Prior to joining the senior nutrition organization, she worked for more than 25 years at Impact NW where her responsibilities included directing overall agency operations as well as establishing and managing strategic relationships to leverage long-term opportunities and support. Suzanne has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Oregon and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from United States International University. After starting her career as a teacher, coach, and professional basketball player in South America, Australia and the U.S. Suzanne brought her international experience working with youth to Impact NW’s Youth Service Center in 1987. Throughout her years of service at Impact NW she spearheaded the development of programs such as Richmond Place – Impact NW’s transitional housing facility for homeless families – Mentoring, and Bridges to Housing. Suzanne has been a volunteer Representative Payee for people with disabilities since 2007. She was appointed by the Governor to sit on the Board of Directors for the State of Oregon Patient Safety Commission and has served since 2015. She is also a member of the Oregon Hunger Task Force board since 2016.